We’ve been surprised here at how politicians haven’t jumped on the possibilities offered by audioboo. Quick updates to keep your constituents informed on what you’re doing for them, requests for feedback on policy announcements. We thought it was down to the fact they were all on 15 year old Nokia’s to try and keep their expense claims down but during a recent Twitter exchange with the MP, Tom Harris (who IS on audioboo here) , he told me all the buggers have iPhones.
So enter Tweetminster at the Liberal Party Conference. They did a fascinating collection of boos with Paddy Ashdown, Jo Swinson MP, Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty and more. And we’ve just heard via Twitter that Krishnan Guru-Murthy of C4 News is going to do the same at the Labour conference.
I think with the UK election already in the phony war stage, this could get interesting!
UPDATE 30th September
The Labour Party Conference was simply brimming with boos, thanks to Tweetminster & C4 News. Some amazing stuff captured, including Ed Balls, Michael Crick, Chris Eubank, David Blunkett, Margaret Beckett and Peter Mandelson. If there is an election in April 2010, there’s a strong chance Audioboo will be a big part of it.